Why the BQA Hotel restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway rotates the menu
Seasonal menu? 4 reasons the BQA Hotel restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway seasonally rotates the menu
You finally found a favourite on the menu and one day you go back only to be faced with a brand new menu. Ever wondered why that happens? Whether you want to blame it on ‘just being your luck’ or even ‘sods law’ there is in fact method in the so called madness. The BQA Hotel restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway always endeavour to produce the best quality dishes and that requires sourcing the very best fresh produce available. Here are 4 reasons why they believe changing the restaurant seasonally helps create top quality dishes.
1.Cutting down the mileage
As a restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway, the BQA Hotel will always strive to bring you the freshest products for the greatest taste. This is one of the reasons our restaurant changes the menu to incorporate the products of the season. The further the product has to travel before reaching the hands of our chef’s means that the freshness has been compromised. As the food is stored for longer periods of time it loses moisture and therefore taste and goodness. We want to cut down field to plate time as much as we can.
2. Eat local
The BQA Hotel also aims to guarantee that where we can, the produce used in our restaurant is locally sourced. As a restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway we want to support local economies and the environment by sourcing fresh produce locally. It’s a win win situation for everybody. For example, the restaurant is part of the Scotch beef club, meaning we fully support the local farmers and believe that Scottish beef is the best that money can buy. The only beef we serve has been quality assured by the Scotch beef club. This same ethos for quality assurance spans across all products the BQA use in the restaurant.
Fresh produce all has a specific season during which time it is harvested when it is at its peak. Restaurants alter their menus in order to coordinate with this and maximise the freshness of products. The fresher the produce is, the greater the nutritional value. So not only is it better for you it actually tastes much better too! So restaurants will take off or add dishes to their menu in order to use products to their full potential.
There’s only so many times you can visit your favourite restaurant in Dumfries and Galloway and choose the exact same dish every time. Even if you tried something different each time you visited, after a while you’re going to run out of new and exciting choices, no matter how good they taste. This is another reason the menu at the BQA is altered seasonally. Switching it up just enough to keep you interested and excited about returning to try out our tasty new dishes. And it keeps the chefs busy after all.
Why not have a look and see if something on our new menu tempts you into joining us! http://www.bqahotel.com/menu/